[Wine] Forte Agent windowing problem

Dave Farrance dave.tmp1 at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jun 26 08:15:13 CDT 2008

Forte Agent newsreader on Wine 1.0 on Mandriva 2008.1.

If I close Agent and then re-open it, its inner newsreader pane becomes
dislodged as a floating section in a scrollable window.  The following
image (size 29k) shows what I mean.  The top image is before closing and
the lower image is after re-opening.


This happens if it's fullscreen or in a smaller window.  I can restore
the normal view by carefully clicking two times on the third innermost of
the restore-window buttons in the top righthand corner.

This problem did not occur with Wine 0.9.20 in Mandriva 2007, but when I
upgraded to Mandriva 2008.1 and Wine 0.9.58 then I found this problem.  I
tried Wine 1.0 from the Wine HQ and that had the same problem.  I tried
Agent versions 3.2 and 3.3 with the same results.

Fortunately, I could install the old Wine 0.9.20 from Mandriva 2007 into
Mandriva 2008.1 and that worked fine, so my immediate problem is solved.

It would be nice to know why recent version of Wine have this effect on
Agent, though.  Has anybody else seen this effect?  Any suggestions for
fixes?  I'll try debugging it if somebody suggests how.

Dave Farrance

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